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  1. 38 minutes ago, exile360 said:

    I'd use both only because I know how these block lists work.  Yes, there will be some overlap, however you're also going to run into plenty of cases where one will block an ad or tracker that the other doesn't.  They don't fight the way that two AV's analyzing the same file/process would.  They are both inserted into the browser's stack and analyze traffic/connections and if they see a match with their block list they block the connection, and if a different extension got there first/blocked it already they do nothing and maybe log an error.  There is no 'conflict' going on that could cause the browser to lock up or both extensions to 'fail' because both tried to block the same thing.

    Exactly, I turned my ublock just to test what Ron was seeing, I turned it back right after. I do not think at this stage of development that the MB extension will block anything as close as Ublock Orign out of the box or with the extra filter lists I add.

  2. 5 minutes ago, Willowbrook said:

    So why is the default a checked box when my license update does not need it?  Don't answer that.  Seems like it should be unchecked for my license.

    Never seen it "prechecked" any time. I have installed MB 100's of times as a reseller. The subscription keys do not have an ID since mid 2014. Just the old style Lifetime keys.

  3. 10 hours ago, AdvancedSetup said:

    The following Ad is not being blocked on the YouTube.com main page

    Just to test, I turned off Ublock origin( which I use with the MB extension and I saw no ad's



  4. Lifetime keys were discontinued in 2014 for a reason, Lifetime security is not attainable. Subscriptions pay for the continued development and support of the product. Malwarebytes was very generous to continue to support the legit (original terms apply. One computer per license and Windows only.) lifetime keys already out there and will continue to do so.

    Malwarebytes can not control or be responsible for the bad sellers that sold bad licenses or Marketed good licenses for more than the ONE computer the license was good for.

    They are taking care of the proper keys and in many cases giving the users of bad keys a free one year license to them which is very generous. A $40 us value currently. Other company's would not go that far for its users.   

    As a user on the forums, you can not see all the customers that have been assisted on the help desk with no issue, You only see the people that complain here (handful) compared to the happy customers that have been taken care of.

    It is a lot like Windows 10, There over 800 million users using it with out issues, but do you see even .01% of those complaining. NO. You only see the people who have issues. You only read the bad things and tech writers trying to make headlines and get clicks and revenue.

  5. 11 minutes ago, chris_m_28 said:

    One last note, please inform your marketing department of this information as their advertisements would appear to constitute false advertising.

    It can be used as the only protection, I and many others just believe in a layered approach to security.

    It is marketed as a AV replacement because it can.


    What is an antivirus replacement, and how can Malwarebytes 3.0 replace my antivirus?
    Antivirus replacements utilize signature-less and behavior-based detection technologies to catch the latest and most relevant threats, as opposed to anti-virus programs that rely on large databases of signatures that can quickly become outdated and are typically ineffective against many modern threats. In combination, all of our technologies can replace antivirus if a customer wishes to do so. Over 50% of our home user customers have already replaced their Symantec, McAfee, etc. with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium. We believe in layered defense and built Malwarebytes 3.0 Premium to provide the right mix of proactive and signature-less technologies to combat modern threats and zero-day malware. The combination of our Anti-Malware, Anti-Exploit, Anti-Ransomware, Website Protection, and Remediation technologies provides better coverage against modern and zero-day threats than the traditional antivirus companies that charge more for less effective protection.

    Traditional antivirus vendors have struggled to keep pace with rapidly-changing malware, especially ransomware and data breaches where 0-hour protection has become the only meaningfully-relevant protection. In today’s modern threat world, where professional malware writers make their living engineering new ways to bypass protection, it is more important than ever to utilize signature-less technology and layered security to provide the greatest possible chance of defense. It is just as important to provide comprehensive remediation capabilities to clean up active malware when all else fails.

    Prior to Malwarebytes 3.0, our software was intended to be layered together with a traditional antivirus. Malwarebytes 1.x and 2.x contained only two primary layers of defense (Malware Protection and Website Protection) plus remediation, none of which is fully signature-less. But in Malwarebytes 3.0, with the addition of the three signature-less anti-exploit layers and the signature-less anti-ransomware layer, Malwarebytes defense against real-world threats has finally surpassed that of the traditional AVs.

    We didn’t originally expect to draw this conclusion. But after we developed the anti-exploit, anti-ransomware, and other Application Behavioral Protection technology in Malwarebytes 3.0, our researchers tested our performance against the full landscape of real-world threats and found we offered our users more comprehensive protection at a better price with Malwarebytes 3.0 than by recommending you buy a separate traditional AV. So we did it.

    For our users who do prefer to continue using a traditional antivirus alongside Malwarebytes, by all means please continue to do so. Malwarebytes will always maintain compatibility with all major security software on the market, both free and paid. In particular, Microsoft’s traditional antivirus Windows Defender is included by default and for free with Windows 8 and 10, and is a useful additional layer alongside Malwarebytes 3.0.


  6. 12 minutes ago, chris_m_28 said:

    What then Does Malwarebyte do?

    What Windows do you use?

    Basically MB will block exploits and malicious websites. Detect malicious exe's on execution and when scanned. The scanner is not a historical scanner, Files that are more than 30 days old are not added to the definitions.

    MB concentrates on the other vectors of infections like exploits and bad websites more than flat scanning of drives. Of course PUP detection and prevention and removal.

    I run Win 10 as do my 100's of clients and use Defender with Malwarebytes. I have only seen 5 infected computers in the last 4 years and those did not use the MB defender "combo"

    12 minutes ago, chris_m_28 said:

    This information makes me even more hesitant to continue my Malwarebytes subscriptions

    I would not use a computer with out MB active on it.

    Your continued subscription is always your choice. If you had a deeper understanding on how the tech in MB works including the cloud component you would not have any doubts keeping it.

    I am speaking only in regards to the Windows version.

  7. 54 minutes ago, chris_m_28 said:

    I have a Windows PC and always run a Custom Malwarebytes scan on every partition of my hard drive at least twice a month as the Threat scan does not scan the entire hard drive. 

    On Windows that is not necessary either. The file scanner is the weakest point in MB because of its limitations of what files it will detect. 

    There are many posts on this subject.

    Below credit to @David H. Lipman

    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware ( MBAM ) does not target scripted malware files via signatures.  That means MBAM will not target; JS, JSE,  PS1, PY, .HTML, HTA, VBS, VBE, WSF, .CLASS, SWF, SQL, BAT, CMD, PDF, PHP, etc.
    It also does not target documents via signatures such as; PDF, DOC, DOCx, XLS, XLSx, PPT, PPS, ODF, RTF, etc.
    It also does not target media files;  MP3, WMV, JPG, GIF, etc.

    Until MBAM, v1.75, MBAM could not access files in archives but with v1.75 came that ability so it can unarchive a Java Jar (which is a PKZip file) but it won't target the .CLASS files within. Same goes with CHM files (which is a PKZip file) but it doesn't target the HTML files within. MBAM v1.75 and later specifically will deal with; ZIP, RAR, 7z, CAB and MSI for archives. And self-Extracting; ZIP, 7z, RAR and NSIS executables (aka; SFX files).

    MBAM specifically targets binaries that start with the first two characters being; MZ
    They can be; EXE, CPL, SYS, DLL, SCR and OCX. Any of these file types can be renamed to be anything such as;  TXT, JPG, CMD and BAT and they will still be targeted just as long as the binary starts with 'MZ'.  This includes file names that use Unicode Right-to-Left Override to obfuscate an executable file extension.




  8. 1 minute ago, kexas said:

    Thanks for the replies, guys. I've recently got a sudden urge to be more careful and "cleaner". I wonder if my bank or others would find it weird if my mother "mother" would suddenly change her maiden name...

    P.S. (Time elapsed since I've started root-kit scan is over 2 hours now 😫).

    If it was a "custom" scan it will take a LONG time. I would just run a "threat" scan with rootkits enabled.

  9. 11 minutes ago, Overlord132 said:


    Hoje recebi minhas contas e percebi que há licenças premium duplicadas do malwarebytes nela, sendo que comprei apenas uma licença para mim.

    A compra ocorreu em 07/24.

    Agradeço desde já.

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  10. 59 minutes ago, 1PW said:

    Hello @Seog and :welcome:

    Looks can be deceiving.

    On the same page where a victim is to select the "Add & Start Download" button, you are knowingly agreeing to install a browser stealer which is likely the PUP you are being protected from.

    The average computer security conscious user would immediately reject this.  Say "Thank You" to your protection software...


    Screenshot for an example.



  11. 7 minutes ago, abgarcia said:

    Yes it is.

    Open MB and click my account and copy and paste the id and key into a text file(to prevent mistakes) After you have done that and verified you have the id and key, choose deactivate on that one and that computer will revert to free. (Lifetime keys are ONE computer at a time only)

    Install MB on the new computer and activate the program with the ID and KEY.

    Deactivate license key in Malwarebytes product

    1. On your device, open Malwarebytes.
    2. Click on My Account.
    3. Click on Deactivate License button.
    4. In the Deactivate License window, click on Yes button to deactivate.



  12. 3 minutes ago, abgarcia said:

    I purchased the Pro Lifetime from a vendor online back in 2013 and need to transfer it onto my new Dell laptop but  don't have the license key? 

    Is it installed on your current computer and activated?

  13. 2 hours ago, bbotzong said:

    Thanks for the reply, but I am unaware of what a browser extension block. The program is trying to quarantine the exe file, and it has a problem with the install file. Please advise... should I just exclude it from quarantine? 

    You posted in the "website blocking" section. The website itself is only blocked by the browser extension not by the main MB program.

    I downloaded the program and scanned it with no detection's.


    -Log Details-
    Scan Date: 8/28/19
    Scan Time: 12:59 PM
    Log File: 93e29c3e-c9bd-11e9-9b82-4439c43a4aa3.json

    -Software Information-
    Components Version: 1.0.658
    Update Package Version: 1.0.12715
    License: Trial

    -System Information-
    OS: Windows 10 (Build 18362.325)
    CPU: x64
    File System: NTFS
    User: I7-PC\SAPC Upgrades

    -Scan Summary-
    Scan Type: Custom Scan
    Scan Initiated By: Manual
    Result: Completed
    Objects Scanned: 1
    Threats Detected: 0
    Threats Quarantined: 0
    Time Elapsed: 0 min, 9 sec

    -Scan Options-
    Memory: Disabled
    Startup: Disabled
    Filesystem: Enabled
    Archives: Enabled
    Rootkits: Disabled
    Heuristics: Enabled
    PUP: Detect
    PUM: Detect

    -Scan Details-
    Process: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Module: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Key: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Value: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Registry Data: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Data Stream: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Folder: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    File: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    Physical Sector: 0
    (No malicious items detected)

    WMI: 0
    (No malicious items detected)



    Virustotal is clean as well.



    Please attach a protection log from Malwarebytes showing the detection.


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